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Psion [NOOK Book]

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When first published, readers young and old eagerly devoured the tale of a street-hardened survivor named Cat, a half-human, half-alien orphan telepath. Named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Cat's story has been continued by Hugo-award winning and international best-selling author Joan D. Vinge with the very popular Catspaw and Dreamfall. Now, 25 years later, this special anniversary edition of Psion contains a new introduction by the author and "Psiren," a story never before included in any trade ...
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Psion

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Overview


When first published, readers young and old eagerly devoured the tale of a street-hardened survivor named Cat, a half-human, half-alien orphan telepath. Named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Cat's story has been continued by Hugo-award winning and international best-selling author Joan D. Vinge with the very popular Catspaw and Dreamfall. Now, 25 years later, this special anniversary edition of Psion contains a new introduction by the author and "Psiren," a story never before included in any trade edition of Psion. This tough, gritty tale of an outsider whose only chance for redemption is as an undercover agent for an interstellar government that by turns punishes and helps him, is as fresh and powerful today as it was in 1982.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466829213
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: Cat , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 241,542
  • File size: 966 KB

Meet the Author


Bestselling author JOAN D. VINGE won the Hugo Award for her novel The Snow Queen. Her other novels include The Summer Queen, World's End, and Heaven Chronicles. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    True to human nature and fortelling science innovations well in advance

    One of the best science fiction stories ever told. Neither utopian or post apocalyptic, this story is both an allegory of modern society, politics and attitudes, as well as showing real insight in the ways technology is and could be integrated into our lives. Vinge writes about smartphones, the internet, and biologically enhance humans in the '80's, well before they were thought to be a possibility, let alone a reality. But it is the complex thoughts and feelings of a damaged man struggling to find a place to live and not just survive that captured the heart of this story. A must read.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    Great book

    One of the best books about esp powers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    my favorite book series

    This book is the first of a great series, I have read the sequels, Catspaw and Dreamfall and eagerly await another sequel from author Joan Vinge. Anyone know if the next sequel is in the works?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    Wonderful Book

    Loved this book. I was a little worried when I found the book and the cover looked a bit unuasual, but I've always been interested in Psi. In just a few pages I was swept away in a tide from another world wondering what was going to happen next. This book is for everyone, esp if you have felt alone or used. This is a must read to any sci-fi reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2000

    A Classic

    A multi-layered novel that belongs in every sci-fi fans library. A well characterized novel. Joan D Vinge creates a interesting world of corporate, governmental oppression that many may see the beginnings of in contempory society

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2000

    One of the best, though hidden well...

    I've read this book twice already, and most likely will again. It definetly raises a few eyebrows, no matter who you are/were. If you have ever felt misunderstood you can definetly relate to poor Cat (the main character). Growing up on underground streets with his strange green cat eyes must have been rough. Learning how to use his Psi powers must have been difficult, let alone admitting to himself he had them. An interesting book for adults and teens alike, and in a way it kind of makes you curious as to how much the mind is capable of. I have to tell everybody about this book!The author is so descriptive it feels like you're there, I've been brought to tears- from laughter and sadness. Sound interesting? If you've read it, feel free to send me your thoughts on this book, I'd love to hear them.

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